California Jumpstarts Green Chemistry Regulation

Here’s an update on the situation with the California Green Chemistry Initiative’s Safer Consumer Product Alternatives regulation development process. At last week’s Green Ribbon Science Panel meeting, the new director, Debbie Raphael, former co-chair of the Green Ribbon Science Panel, provided a near-term timeline and stated that her intention is to put a regulation in…

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Apple Spreads the Largesse

Only one group must be somewhat unhappy about events at {complink 379|Apple Inc.} right now — the competition. I feel its pain. The consumer electronics company blew away all forecasts for the fiscal third quarter ended June 25 with staggering sales, net income, and product shipment numbers. I was in awe after reviewing the quarterly…

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Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data center network providers. “Intel is transforming from a leading server technology company to a comprehensive data center provider that offers computing, storage and networking…

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Altera Announces Q2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced second quarter sales of $548.4 million, up 2 percent from the first quarter of 2011 and up 17 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Second quarter net income was $214.6 million, $0.65 per diluted share, compared with net income of $224.1 million, $0.68 per…

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Digi-Key Stocks PUI Audio Programmable Indicator

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of PUI Audio’s Programmable Indicator to its expansive product line. The Programmable Indicator allows users to program up to 30 seconds of any WAV…

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Vishay Announces Promotions for Two Execs

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the promotion of two executives. Dieter Wunderlich will assume the position of Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer and Johan Vandoorn will assume the position of Executive Vice President – Chief…

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RS Components Stocks Harwin Pitch Sockets

SINGAPORE — RS Components (RS) the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has added a comprehensive range of 2.54mm pitch sockets and headers in the Harwin M20 series to its interconnect offering. The connectors, which have 0.64mm square pins and are designed for…

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Arrow’s Michael Long to Address ECIA Conference

ATLANTA, Ga. — Michael Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Electronics, Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 ECIA Executive Conference, “Partnering for Profitable Growth,” October 23-25, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Long will offer insight into industry trends and the future of electronic components distribution. Joining Arrow Electronics…

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DRAM Price Reductions to Slow

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that what’s bad news for buyers is actually good news for the industry. DRAM pricing is one such case. Buyers will be disappointed to learn that DRAM price reductions are going to slow down and eventually stall. Chip makers — DRAM vendors, in particular — can, for the moment, breathe…

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A Solution to the 450mm Equipment Problem

Another Semicon West event has come and gone. This was a good year. Although there are signs that things have slowed a bit, the general outlook for the semiconductor equipment industry was positive. In addition to the need for more semiconductor manufacturing capacity due to continued growth in tablet PCs, cellphones, and a host of…

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